Virginia Public Procurement Act; methods of procurement, submitting bids electronically. (HB964)

Introduced By

Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Public Procurement Act; methods of procurement; submitting bids electronically. Provides that all state public bodies accepting bids or proposals for contracts pursuant to the Virginia Public Procurement Act shall provide an option to submit bids or proposals through the Commonwealth's electronic procurement system, known as eVA. The Director of the Department of General Services, or his designee, is authorized under the bill to grant an exemption from such requirement at the request of a state public body and upon a showing of good cause. In the bill, local public bodies are encouraged to use eVA to offer an electronic submission option. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2023. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104263D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/21/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
02/01/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB964)
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2022Reported from General Laws (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Read first time
02/08/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/09/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/23/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/23/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Reading of amendment waived
02/28/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/28/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/28/2022Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Senate amendment agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
03/02/2022VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB964ER)
03/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB964ER)
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 360 (effective 7/1/23)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0360)

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